Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended the addition of 27 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places.
The historical sites range from an Oswego fort that sheltered Holocaust refugees, to the nation’s first outdoor bank-teller window, and the only remaining historic carousel on Coney Island, the governor’s office stated.
In Monroe County, the Congregation B’Nai Israel synagogue, a 1928 structure significant for its association with Jewish immigrants who settled in Rochester in the early 20th century, has been nominated for the register, as well as a 1928 Tudor Revival home in Irondequoit, located at 288 Wimbledon Rd.
Once the recommendations are approved by the state historic preservation officer, the state said the properties will be listed on the New York State Register of Historic Places, then nominated to the National Register of Historic Places, where they will be reviewed, possibly approved, and entered onto the National Register.
“These sites are the locations of significant moments in New York’s rich history that, in many cases, reverberated across the nation and beyond,” Gov. Cuomo said. “By placing these landmarks on the State and National Registers of Historic Places, we are honoring and preserving their legacy, and giving visitors the chance to learn about this state’s vibrant history.”
According to Cuomo’s office, State and National Register listings can assist property owners in revitalizing buildings, making them eligible for various public preservation programs and services, such as matching state grants, and state and federal historic rehabilitation tax credits.
“Spurred by the state and federal historic rehabilitation commercial tax credits administered by the State Historic Preservation Office, developers invested $500 million statewide in 2014 to revitalize properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while homeowners using the state historic homeowner rehabilitation tax credit invested more than $9.8 million statewide on home improvements to help revitalize historic neighborhoods,” the office stated.
There are more than 120,000 historic buildings, structures and sites throughout the state listed on the National Register of Historic Places, individually or as components of historic districts.
Property owners, municipalities and organizations from communities throughout the state have sponsored the nominations.
Visit the state office of parks, recreation and historic preservation website for additional information, or to view photos of the nominations.